Letter to Sherman Minton Regarding His Retirement as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Dear Mr. Justice:
Thank you very much for giving me timely notice that, because of your health, you will retire on October fifteenth. May I be permitted to express my appreciation of the many years you have given to public service on the Federal Bench, culminating in your service on the Supreme Court?
I trust you will find your life in retirement to be filled both with contentment and good health.
With personal regard,
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Note: Justice Minton's letter, dated September 7, 1956, follows:
Dear Mr. President:
Several months ago I informed the Chief Justice and my colleagues that, by reason of the condition of my health, I would retire this Fall.
I have passed the age of sixty-five and have served continuously on the Federal Bench for more than fifteen years. My retirement is authorized by 28 U.S.C. 371 (b) (1952). Accordingly, pursuant to such statute I shall retire on October 15, 1956.
Very respectfully yours,
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Letter to Sherman Minton Regarding His Retirement as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/233137